A Silver Alert was issued Friday for a 73-year-old man who was described as having a “violent history” with law enforcement and was last seen in Irvine.

Mehdi Abedi was last seen at about 11:25 a.m. Friday in the area of Lorenzo, near the intersection of Paseo Westpark and Main Street, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the alert on behalf of the Irvine Police Department.

Abedi is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 152 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes, the CHP said. Abedi also drives a white 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-300 with a California license plate of 8NFA252.

Anyone who sees Abedi was asked to call 911.

The Silver Alert program was established to issue and coordinate alerts involving the unexplained or suspicious disappearance of elderly, developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired individuals, according to the CHP.

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